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Saturday, 1 September 2012

Sketch Saturday #223

It's Saturday which means another fab sketch from
This week our sketch has been designed by our very own, one and only, Jen and I rotated some of the elements and played with the order of the layers a little in order to make the card I needed.
The Ribbon Girl is our wonderful sponsor.  
And it seemed only right that I should use some beautiful ribbons on my card this week .
One of our special friends in Crete gave us two lanterns (some wine and some wonderful Greek biscuits) as a house warming present for our new Greek apartment when we last visited and this is my thank you card.  Don't worry all of you Tilda fans; the door to the lantern isn't fully closed in this photo or it would have caught Tilda's fingers!
Here is Jen's fab sketch we would like you to use this week.  I rotated it 90 degrees to the left so that the wide horizontal stripe was vertical and used this wonderful Marianne Die Lantern to replace the strip.  I then rotated the star and sentiment 180 degrees, replacing the star with flowers over some ribbon.  Another ribbon adorns the top of my lantern and I used three more Marianne Dies for my leaves with a mix of flowers.
You can see the circular element a little more clearly when the lantern door is opened and I added flowers to the left side for balance.  Tilda has been coloured with Copics and my papers are a brand new Prima stack called Meadow Lark.  I rotated the sketch like this.
There are some beautiful cards for inspiration over at Sketch Saturday and we would love you to come and play along with us this week!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Paper Play 35 wants to see a card of "appreciation or thank you" - very much the theme of this card
Marianne's Design want to see a card with a "summer" feel and I think my card fits the bill; and
Simon Says has an "Anything Goes" theme this week


Anonymous said...

This is just beautiful! I love how you've used the lantern die, very clever
Hugs Julie P

Inger Harding said...

Wowwww this is stunning and so beautiful Lesley!!!!
LOVE it!!
Have a nice weekend :)

Hugs, Inger

Donna Mosley said...

Ooh! Lesley, how gorgeous ias this? I love Tida in the lantern and the papers and details are so scrummy. Love it!

Donna x

Alex H. said...

just one word: WONDERFUL! really... how this window opens and sweet little tilda is looking outside... love the flowers and the paper... so soft! ;-) Alex H.

An Occasional Genius said...

This is wonderful Lesley, your use of the sketch is amazing & beautiful colours x

coops said...

gorgeous card lesley.stunning prettytilda and details and your colours are beautiful :D

xx coops xx

Joey said...

Lesley this is gorgeous, love how you have put her behind the lantern window, so pretty Joey x

Marie said...

Oh my this card is over the top fantastic, Lesley! Everything is put together perfectly, from the flowers to the color palette to the marvelous image perched at the open door.

Unknown said...

This is gorgeous Lesley and how clever with that window what a fabulous card well done , thank you so much for your super comments on my blog . Have a super weekend
Big Hugs Elaine

Pat K said...

Wonderful card the design and Tilda thru the lantern opening is so clever. Enjoy your weekend. hugs, xxx

Anonymous said...

WOWZER girl!!! This is just incredible!! I saw this on the challenge blog and wanted to come right over to tell you how gorgeous it is!! :) Really beautiful coloring and my fave colors're so good at this!! Have a great weekend! HUGS

Julie said...

This is gorgeous, Lesley - what a great idea to use the lantern like a window, very inventive! Love these papers too - super colour combo!! Hugs, Juliexx

Faye said...

This is a work of art, all your creations are. The details are fab, right down to lining that paper up in the top left corner. Perfection. X

Tracy said...

having Tilda behind that little door was a great idea Lesley. Her stance is perfect for peeping out of it. :-) Wonderful card! Hugs!

Turtle In The Sand said...

That is one awesome lantern Lesley. Tilda looks so cute peeking through the lantern.

Niki Rowland said...

I love the lantern and the way she's looking out of it, gorgeous, Niki xx

Steph said...

Oh this is so gorgeous! I love the lantern and the beautiful flowers and swirls. Such pretty paper too x

catherine said...

This is just so fantastic Lesley and love how you have put it all together
x catherine

Heather said...

Hi Lesley, your card is adorable!!! I love Tilda peeping through that gorgeous window. Beautiful colours and such stunning details!!

Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp challenge.

Mandy said...

Lesley your card is stunning, so very pretty and I love the lantern, no need to call the Tilda police then lol.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Jules said...

Hi Lesley

A fabby card.

Love the way you have created a window for your image.

Beautiful colours too.

Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog.

Love Jules xx

mixamatoasties said...

This is lovely. What a great idea to have her looking out of the window.

Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog. I came via that and MiM.

Susan x

Unknown said...

This is just stunning Lesley. Beautiful image and love all your embellishments. Luv & Hugs, Trish x

Shelby said...

Love love love how you've put her inside of the cool. The purples with the yellows is a great color scheme.


Vicky said...

Hi sweetie this is soooooooo gorgeous I love the colours & I espec love Tilda peeking out of her lantern.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Crafteezee said...

Hiya Hun, this is beautiful, I love how you have used the opening lantern for Tilda to peek out. Fab idea.
Hugs Tracy

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Hi , wow stunning youve created a gorgeous card with the papers and the sketch, your image is beautifully coloured to.